The award-winning Smallworks Studios have been pioneers in Vancouver, a city now firmly on the forefront of new laneway housing nationally. Ever since council passed a bylaw in 2009 that allowed for laneway homes in RS1 and RS5 zones of the city, Smallworks have been creating variants of six two-level prototypes for a wide variety of Vancouverites.
From a 650-square-foot Arts and Crafts style home, to a more modern-feeling “loft house”, the firm – the brainchild of builder Jake Fry – has exemplified the new residential take on “small is beautiful.”
But now their kind of beautiful is even smaller. With the recent unveiling of a new trio of more affordable 380-square-foot “laneway cottages”, Smallworks hopes to attract dozens of buyers.
Small is beautiful!